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Hike Hiking Trail Fimmvörðuháls in Iceland

Hiking Trail Fimmvörðuháls in Iceland


Min: 95 ft
Max: 1283 ft
Uphill: 1352 ft
Downhill: 427 ft
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Distance: 15.53 miles
Duration:10 h
Min: 95 ft
Max: 1283 ft
Uphill: 1352 ft
Downhill: 427 ft

Trail characteristics

Dirt road
Forest track
Hiking trail
Experts only


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Route description

Eyjafjallajökull and Krossá River
CC BY 2.0   © Börkur Sigurbjörnsson Eyjafjallajökull and Krossá River

Fimmvörðuháls Trail connects Skógar and Þórsmörk, and leads hikers along the beautiful south coast of Iceland, and past Þórsmörk Nature Reserve. As the trail passes between two glaciers, sudden changes in weather can happen at any time, with rain, snow, and heavy winds. The path is usually passable from mid-June to September; hiking the Fimmvörðuháls is not recommended unless you have the necessary equipment and are accompanied by a guide.

Sturdy shoes necessary
Overnight stay available
Eating options available

Interesting facts

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  • You're traveling a distance of 16 miles on this moderate trail. This makes it a relatively long hike. Average length of all hikes in the Regions of Iceland is 38 miles.
  • Hiking Trail Fimmvörðuháls in Iceland is the the best rated hike on Iceland.
  • You shouldn’t forget to bring your hiking boots. There are some sections on the trail where sturdy footwear is required. If you get hungry along the way, there are places to rest and get food. Nevertheless it’s recommended to also have enough water and food in your backpack when hiking or biking.


Fimmvorduhals Trek | 02:36


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